March 9th, 2017.
It’s been three days since the Smith Barn fire rocked the heart of Ebey’s Prairie at Willowood Farm. Despite the tragic loss, there is still food in the ground, and the community has given enough supplies to make a harvest possible.
Eight volunteers pulled 610lbs of parsnips and carrots from the field today. Kettle’s Edge and Rosehip Farm loaned crew and equipment, and the crop is being stored in the nearby Sherman Farm Squash House. The produce will be sold to restaurants next week. While the future of Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie is still unknown, the uplifting support of the community has inspired hope.
Any support is appreciated at this time. Please visit our donation page if you would like to contribute to the Smith Family and Willowood Farm fund.
Celebrate our first Harvest in this photo essay by David Stern.
— Harvest Photos by David Stern, http://www.whidbeycustomphotography.com